View Full Version : Analog film factory kickstarter

10-05-2014, 09:12 AM
I'm sure there is someone else besides just me that still loves film around here. So I thought you guys might like to know about this project.


They are probably going to make their goal by the looks of it and even if you are not into "old style" film there's some cool stuff to read about on there if you poke around a little.

I'm having some refurbishing work on my Prime Canon lenses this month and can't wait to get back to physically creating an image on actual film. I have three rolls around the fridge now and two cameras set to go. A Canon AE-1 Program (with 3 Prime lenses) and a 1966 Minolta Hi-Matic 7s. Both in mint condition and are a lot of fun.

10-05-2014, 09:41 AM
i like film, the expenses of the process of getting it onto a reel used to be enormous,
think it was $20,000 to get it onto a reel for cinema last time i checked...

i wonder what the expense is now, making B&W photos was a snap (i used to do that back in the days)
but how much would it cost to develop colored film... i wonder.


Super 8, i'd love to do that... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

10-05-2014, 09:50 AM
hm, found this, cool http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif


10-05-2014, 11:53 AM
In theory I like the idea, but the expense, not to mention the use of resources, especially water, in the creation and developing of the film, make it problematic.

10-12-2014, 08:50 AM
In theory I like the idea, but the expense, not to mention the use of resources, especially water, in the creation and developing of the film, make it problematic.

I agree with part of your post, but on the other hand, how many landfills are full of old digital cameras? Cell phone cams etc?

Regardless, they met their goal and I'm happy about it. And you can try to rip my real cameras from my cold dead hands ! :)

10-12-2014, 09:38 AM
I feel having worked with 35m/m a loong time in my life & found that it was very forgiving,
Alot of DOP's as well told me so.
But when i first saw the Star-Wars props of vacumn-formed stormtroopers armour
distressed in fire-grate Polish close up, then the penny dropped for me!

Film Grain Layer-Ons are in all Apps,are they not?

Don't get me wrong I have embraced digital from the get go,but now the highest paid
Sci-Fi director in Hollywood -C. Nolan has demanded that 'InterStellar' this Fall's hopeful
block buster be released on 35 m.m Projectors first, ahead of digital release.
Now that's going to 'put in cat amongst the pigeons ' for normal feedback of
B.O. dollar Figures... We shall see if 'Film Strikes Back'

10-12-2014, 10:04 AM
I love digital too. I have two nice Canon's that are great for quick shots when you don't have the time to get everything "settled". My issue is that with digital it's just subject to the whims of tech. I've got three hundred (if not more) old floppy's from my Amiga days that would just be a pain to convert (and look crappy anyway) that would be a breeze if they were on film. I can take a 15 minute walk and get 20x24 prints that look GREAT from film in a day. No ink no stocking up on paper and the film won't poof out of existence (unless there's a mold problem). :)

10-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Ah lovely to see a kickstarter to keep something proven old thing against the usual "let's do this new risky thing".